Glazier: Calvin & Company, Inc.
Bold new additions to the Sloan Museum of Discovery in the Flint Cultural Center include exterior point-supported glass fins highlighting the main entrance of the building, along with smaller fins framing several windows. Glazier Calvin & Company selected Glass+Metal Craft to design and fabricate the dramatic accents. The fins feature 13/16ths clear laminated Guardian Glass with a 100% coverage frit, color-matched in a patina hue to other building elements.
G+MC also provided a point-supported glass canopy for the main entrance of the museum. The canopy features 3/8-on-3/8 inch laminated glass highlighted with a white frit pattern. Further, we delivered an exterior glass wall accent, also fritted in white. For both, point supports attach to spider fittings, all in stainless.
Inside: more deliverables. G+MC fabricated three glass accent walls for the interior of the museum: two 40×10 ft walls of 9/16ths laminated glass featuring frit patterns, and a 70×3 ft wall of 9/16th clear glass with a frosted inner layer gracing the museum lobby. The two display walls are point supported; the lobby wall is held within a stainless brush shoe.
G+MC’s Cuda Metals Division worked with featured partner SADEV USA to deliver the support hardware for all systems.
The Sloan Museum specializes in the local history of Genesee County and the Flint area, particularly in connection with the rise and decline of the local auto industry.
(Photos for the interior systems coming in 2022.)